After 5 straight bogies resulted in a heated exchange with partner, Mike Kroening, Aaron Knight broke his 7 iron over his knee in a fit of rage. Tournament officials have not seen such an outburst since 1996 when Mike Ford heaved his entire golf bag into the green side pond after missing a crucial birdie putt.
Joe Hill, who was paired in the Knight and Kroening group, stated that “tensions were high between Knight and Kroening from the start. Aaron has such a strong game, but the pressure that goes along with being the best player to have never won the Shootout just seemed to get the better of him.” Aaron Knight has not returned repeated calls at time of this publication. Kroening commented, “ I think Aaron needs to take a break from the game and start hunting wild turkey with me on the weekends.”